THE SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS covers the complete spectrum from the basic fundamentals to the most complex concepts in pocket billiards. There are no opinions, no fairy tales from dead pool players, and no Voodoo explanations that violate the laws of physics in this book. Every concept from stance and stroke to cue-stick induced deflection is examined from a technical point of view.
Take english as an example concept. English is examined and analyzed in minute detail. There is inside english, outside english, draw english, follow english, running english, and reverse english. Then add to that collision-induced english, transferred english, and cushion-induced english. It may sound like the concept of english is a chaotic mess but it all comes together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
Bank shots are a problem for everyone and especially so for the casual pool player. The brain of each individual is wired a little differently. A banking system that works best for one person may not work for another individual. This book presents eight different banking systems; try them all to determine which system works best for you.
POOL & BILLIARD MAGAZINE has the largest circulation of any monthly pool magazine in the world. In their August 1994 issue they did an evaluation of all the available instructional books and video tapes. They concluded, "Subjectively and, I hope, objectively, I think "THE SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS" by Jack H. Koehler is the best." THE SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS covers the entire spectrum from the basics to the most advanced concepts in pool. The occasional player can skim through the book and learn enough for a lifetime of casual play while an avid pool enthusiast can study this book for months, or even years, and continue to gain knowledge.
8 1/2 X 11, 253 pages (Paperback only)